how are you? how was your week?
i feel like i am not sure what day it is… what time it is… am i awake?
it is getting a little hazy in my brain. moving is kind of a lot of work.
(the neil diamond playing on the radio at the coffee shop is NOT helping)
let’s talk about… the 21Day Fix.
confession: i basically took a week off of exercise (other than some walking) and a few days from the healthy eating.
it’s so hard when you let yourself off the hook even one day.
the next day is SO much easier to make an excuse.
and then the next.
and same can be said about cookies or chips.
but last night i set my phone alarm for 6 AM and put my phone in the bathroom so i HAD to get up to turn it off.
it’s about the only thing that can pull me out of my DEEP sleep.
and i set out my clothes the night before too.
i sleepily did the Dirty 30 and 10 minute abs.
My kids had a rough morning… late night/hormones/hunger/rushing so it was really good i had gotten up and exercised because i wouldn’t have handled it the same had i just woken up to the sound of fighting.
one silly thing that helps me enjoy a smoothie (or two) everyday…Milkshake Straws.
i buy them at Bed, Bath & Beyond.
but it looks like you can order Milkshake Straws
right here on amazon. :)
they are big.
i wash them and re-use them if i remember to rinse out my smoothie cup right away.
(it is the little things that change a day isn’t it?)
the 21 Day Fix does not say to do this but i am trying really hard to eliminate wheat from my diet.
It is not easy!
the first reason is craving things i like – duh. (and i am weak!)
and second… wheat is in EVERYTHING!
how are you doing… are you on the 21 Day? are you doing your own thing?
i would love to hear about it.
let’s talk about… the new house.
we are getting really close to moving in.
the floors are done and looks like a different house altogether!
the kitchen is halfway in… they brought in the cabinets so the countertop people could make a template.
so by next week it should all be done.
i love it all so far.
i took these two pictures on the same day.
one in the morning and one in the evening. :)
in the picture below….
1. the wall we tried to take out.
we opened it up and found it was full of wires.
we considered the options… decided it wasn’t worth the money to move all the wires.
i am still bummed about it.
but it is no biggie… nothing to cry about… not that i did.
(and if i did… no one saw me and you can’t prove it)
2. this is going to be an A M A Z I N G island.
i am super pumped about it.
one big shelf for microwave and mixer, the ninja and the toaster.
all under the counter but easily accessible.
and all the rest are drawers. YES!
i am PRO-DRAWER.
3. new tiles will go around the gas fireplace.
and of course the mount is already installed for the tv.
of course it is! everyone always starts with their favorite things.
and that is why i bought a daisy chandelier this week….it’s my “tv mount”
4. the wall we did take out.
just half of it…. lets in so much light just by taking out 5 feet of a half wall?!
so glad we did it.
the girls can’t quite decide how they want their rooms to look.
i am hoping for something like this…
the boys don’t really care.
and i have about 79 ideas in my head right now of things i want to start on today.
at this point i am ready to be done.
ready to be moved in already. ready to be IN and not have tools and dust everywhere.
but it doesn’t work like that does it?
lots more work to come in the next two weeks.
if you live in the st. louis area… i need you to tell me the best places to go as a grown up lady.
no kids. no dudes.
where to eat… where are the best places to thrift and antique…. what is a great hotel… what neighborhood?
i know you girls will hook me up.